Canan is highly commended and sought after as a sculptor for her public works in stone. She has had an outstanding career as a teacher following formal study in art and sculpture. She has a doctorate from The Institute of Fine Arts at the Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey where she specialised in studies of the shaping of stone in 20th-century sculpture. Currently she is Professor of Fine Art at Ordu University, Turkey. 

"I like to underline tiny details in our life. They connote small objects we unconsciously overlook, and to which we attribute little meaning, ignoring the big messages they carry... like the key... “